MENDREY, Stephen R

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MENDREY, Stephen R   "Boy"

Servicenumber: 13053561

 

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MENDREY Stephen R 02

 

Age: 27
Born: 17 January 1917, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Family: John Mendrey (father)
Julia E. (Benyo) Mendrey (mother)
Margaret C. Mendrey (sister)
Josephine E. Mendrey (sister)
John A. Mendrey (brother)
Elizabeth Mendrey (sister)
Caroline Mendrey (sister)
Edward mendrey (brother)
Helen Mendrey (sister)
Rank: Technician Fifth Grade
Function: Not available
Regiment: -
Battalion: 10th Infantry Battalion
Division - Transport: 4th Armored Division
Company Squadron: Not available
Unit - Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 2 October 1944
Status: KIA
Place of death: In the region of Meurthe-et-Moselle, near Nancy or Metz,  France
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot C, Row 24, Grave 95
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Lorraine
Biography: -
Other information: T/5 Stephen R. Mendrey enlisted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 10 February  1942.

His initial burial took place on Saint James Permanent Cemetery, Saint James, France

He attended East Pikeland School and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, as well as the Polish American Citizen’s Club, and a social member of the George A. Amole Post 47 American Legion in Pottstown. He later worked at the Woolen Mill in Bridgeport.

He received training at bases in Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, Texas as well as desert training in California.

Stephen was sent to the European Theater of Operations in England in January, 1944, assigned to serve with the 10th Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division. The 10th Battalion was one of three infantry battalions assigned to the 4th Armored Division (10th, 51st and 53rd).  

Stephens’s unit underwent extensive training in England for several months. They went ashore on Omaha Beach, Normandy on July 11 (D-Day Plus 33). They entered combat on July 19th. 

Source of information: André Koch, www.abmc.govwww.wwiimemorial.com, www.archives.gov - WWII Enlistment Record, www.ancestry.com - Headstone and Interment Record / 1920/1930/1940 Census / Veteran Compensation Application Files WWII, http://chescoheroes.org - Don Wambold WCMSC 
Photo source: http://chescoheroes.org - Don Wambold WCMSC

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